High Mass at a Fishing Village on the Zuyder Zee, Holland

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This painting depicts the village of Volendam. It was painted from sketches executed on the island of Marken in 1875. Clausen depicted the protestant church of Monnickendam , but the inhabitants of the town were all Catholics, making the painting quite contradictory.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries



High Mass at a Fishing Village on the Zuyder Zee, Holland




oil on canvas


H 47 x W 83.8 cm

Accession number

NCM 1906-27

Acquisition method

bequeathed by the executors of the estate of Mr Henry Hirsch, 1906

Work type


Inscription description

George clausen 1876


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